Fur and Gold (2007) The small but potent cadre of true pop eccentrics — Kate Bush, Björk, Sinéad O'Connor — that periodically cut a swath through the aural oatmeal… 2007-07-31 Bat for Lashes Rock
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Fur and Gold (2007)

'BAT' GIRL Khan stakes her claim as a pop eccentric to watch for on Fur and Gold
'BAT' GIRL Khan stakes her claim as a pop eccentric to watch for on Fur and Gold
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Jul 31, 2007; Lead Performance: Bat for Lashes; Genre: Rock

The small but potent cadre of true pop eccentrics — Kate Bush, Björk, Sinéad O'Connor — that periodically cut a swath through the aural oatmeal of their blander peers has found a new member: half-British, half-Pakistani Natasha Khan, a.k.a. Bat for Lashes. At 27, Khan hasn't achieved the songwriting resonance of her enduring counterparts, but her presence is undeniably bewitching. From the ghostly, Spector-tinged harpsichord rhythms of ''What's a Girl to Do?'' to the haunting Gypsy jangle of ''Trophy,'' Fur and Gold is, indeed, gold. A-
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Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints